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Afreximbank to leverage $1bn to support FDI flow into Africa

By Lucy Nwachukwu Abuja,  Feb.  6, 2019 African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has a vision to leverage one billion dollars in support of Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) mission, the President, Prof Benedict Oramah, has said. Oramah made the disclosure at a Financing Investment and Trade in Africa conference organised by UNISIA-Africa …

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Cameroon: Peaceful protesters targeted in violent crackdown must be released

Following the mass arbitrary arrests of protesters in several cities in Cameroon on 26 January, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s West and Central Africa Deputy Director has said that:  “The Cameroonian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release protesters detained simply for exercising their right to peaceful protest at the weekend. No …

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President Buhari condoles with Kenyans over terrorist attack; With families of two senior Nigerian diplomats   

    President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of the Federal Government has commiserated with the government and people of Kenya on the deadly terrorist attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi. Condemning the attack as “wicked, cruel and dastardly by evil people,” the Nigerian leader, in a statement …

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PDP campaign organisation hails opposition victory in DRC’s Presidential Election

By Emmanuel Oloniruha Abuja, Jan. 10, 2019 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has congratulated the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the President-elect, Mr Felix Tshiekedi, for his victory at the just concluded election in that country. The Director, Media and Publicity of the organisation, Mr …

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Group moves to combat corruption in Nigeria

 Robert Awokuse Nigeria’s Country Report on the Implementation of the African Union Convention for Preventing and Combating Corruption (AUCPCC) has taken step on ways to tackle corruption in Nigeria. The Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocate Centre, Auwal Musa, made this known recently at the preliminary launch of …

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President Buhari attends Lake Chad Basin Commission summit says ‘It’s fight to finish; We must wipe out Boko Haram

ADDRESS BY H. E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE EXTRA-ORDINARY SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE LAKE CHAD BASIN COMMISSION AND BENIN, ABUJA, 15TH DECEMBER, 2018 Ø Your Excellency, PATRICE TALON, President of the Republic of Benin; Ø Your Excellency, PAUL …

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Cameroon:  Release of 289 people must lead to end of wrongful detentions – Amnesty International 

Following the decision to pardon and release 289 people arrested in connection with the unrest in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon,   Marie Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Regional Director has said that the Cameroonian President, Paul Biya’s decision  “is a welcome step and a catalyst for human …

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Spiraling violence, repressive cybersecurity law hit Togo ahead of contested parliamentary elections

    ·   At least four deaths during protests in less than a week, including three by firearm ·   Verified video confirms the location where a 12-year-old boy was shot dead ·   New cyber criminality law unduly restricts freedom of expression Deadly protests and violence in Togo have hit the country ahead of contested …

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 President Buhari constitutes committee on autonomy of state legislatures, judiciary;    Applauds over $21 billion savings on food import;  Participates in African Youth Congress against Corruption Summit  

  President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a Presidential Implementation Committee on Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary in accordance with the 4th Alteration to the 1999 Constitution. The purpose of the committee, according to a statement by Femi Adesina,  Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), is to …

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Rivers will be ready for  All African Seniors Badminton Championship  

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the government and people of the state will provide a serene atmosphere for the 2019 All African Seniors Badminton Championships. Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) on Friday at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike thanked …

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Blue Economy sustainability: Nigeria to partner other African countries – Amaechi   

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed its readiness to cooperate with sister countries and development bodies to advance Africa’s prosperity through the safe and sustainable use of the continent’s vast sea and ocean resources. The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, made this known in his speech at …

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